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Student role models awarded with the Derek & Polly Riley Bursary

March 10, 2017 — 
Bachelor of Social Work students currently studying with the Inner City Social Work Program (ICSWP) at the William Norrie Centre were awarded the Derek & Polly Riley Bursary. Jennifer Aarhus, student awards specialist, and Anna-Maria Pozzi, finance administrative assistant, The Winnipeg Foundation, presented twenty students with the bursary during a reception held on February 8, 2017.

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A 2011 literature review commissioned by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services found that while the number of university students living with mental illnesses continues to grow, more students are starting to come forward to seek help. // Photo from iStock

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Graduate student presents study on implementing Manitoba’s mental health strategic plan

March 1, 2017 — 
One of Karen De Blonde’s goals for her academic career is to improve mental health systems

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Raising awareness for organizations offering services to vulnerable, nominate today

March 1, 2017 — 
The Field Education Program is currently accepting nominations for their annual agency awareness/donation-raiser campaign.

Yvonne Pompana, Helen Mann award recipient, with Jim Mulvale, Dean & Michael Hart, award nominator

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Nominate a social worker, social activist or social work organization today

February 28, 2017 — 
The Faculty of Social Work is now accepting nominations for the Helen Mann 50th Anniversary Award.

Social Work students meet with community agency representatives during Field Information Day.

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Networking event for students and potential practicum agencies a success

February 28, 2017 — 
Nearly 100 community agencies attended this year’s Field Information Day hosted by the Faculty of Social Work’s Field Education Program in partnership with the Université de Saint-Boniface.Nearly 100 community agencies attended this year’s Field Information Day on February 3, 2017, hosted by the Faculty of Social Work’s Field Education Program in partnership with the Université de Saint-Boniface.

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Basic Income Symposium 2016 takes place on Nov. 24

November 22, 2016 — 
The Faculty of Social Work, together with Winnipeg Harvest and Basic Income Manitoba, presents Basic Income in Canada and Australia: Building Political Support and Designing for the Real World Symposium on November 24.

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Research fellowship available in Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics

October 24, 2016 — 
Researchers from all faculties invited to apply

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Community Members Challenged to Address Racism in Winnipeg

July 25, 2016 — 
It has now been over a year since a controversial Maclean’s article put the spotlight on racism in Winnipeg. Since then, practical ways of addressing racism have been a topic of conversation. In an effort to find solutions, assistant professors, Cathy Rocke, Faculty of Social Work, and Maureen Flaherty, Peace and Conflict Studies, Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice, partnered with the India School of Dance, Music & Theatre, Inc. to launch an intensive training program for community intergroup dialogue facilitators.

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CBC: Canada child benefit seen as fighting poverty

July 14, 2016 — 
"We know from international research that child benefits are absolutely an essential element in a child poverty reduction strategy," said U of M's Sid Frankel

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North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress 2016

May 2, 2016 — 
"Basic income: a meeting place for equality, rights, and justice"

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